Assessment and Evaluation

Advancing Assessment and Evaluation

This is your gateway to finding measurement tools that can be used to assess individual learners, groups, teams, practice environments, and organizations; and to evaluate the impact of interprofessional education programs and collaborative practice on Triple Aim Outcomes. 

Team Emergency Assessment Measure (TEAM)

This observational rating tool was designed to assess the nontechnical performance of team members during resuscitation events. Specifically, it focuses on team leadership, teamwork, and task management as performed by acute care specialists (e.g., physicians, nurses).  The tool includes ratings of 11 specific behaviors and also a global performance item.  A thorough investigation of content, construct, and concurrent validity of the tool was conducted.  In the latter investigations, analyses...
Cooper, S.
Cant, R
Porter, J.
Somers, G
Kinsman, L
Nestel, D

Team Observed Structured Clinical Encounter (TOSCE)

This tool was designed to assess the teamwork behaviors of interprofessional student teams as demonstrated in a clinical setting. Specifically, the tool measures communication, collaboration roles and responsibilities, collaborative patient-family-centered approach, conflict management/resolution, and team functioning. Two versions of the 7-item tool are provided to assess individual performance separately from team performance, and they may be used concurrently. In the validation study, the...
Lie, D.
May, W.
Richter-Lagha, R.
Forest, C.
Banzali, Y.
Lohenry, K.

Multidisciplinary Team- Observational Assessment Rating Scale (MDT-OARS)

This observational assessment tool was designed for cancer multidisciplinary team (MDT) meetings. Specifically, it contains items related to 15 criteria associated with the team, infrastructure for meetings, meeting organization and logistics, and clinical decision making. The content is based on recommendations from a large-scale survey about effectiveness in MDT in the UK.  A pilot validation study conducted on 10 bowel cancer teams reported good inter-rater reliability (0.68 and above) for...
Taylor, C.
Atkins, L.
Richardson, A.
Tarrant, R.
Ramirez, A.

Interprofessional Collaborator Assessment Rubric (ICAR)

The ICAR is a competency-based assessment rubric designed for health and social care students and providers.  Specifically, the tool measures communication, collaboration, roles and responsibilities, a collaborative patient-family-centered approach to care, conflict management/resolution, and team functioning.  Observers rate individuals on 31 IPCP competency statements.  As a formative assessment, ICAR provides learners with constructive feedback on competency areas for further development.  ...
Curran, V.
Hollett, A.
Casimiro, L.M.
Mccarthy, P.
Banfield, V.
Hall, P.
Lackie, K.
Oandasan, I.
Simmons, B.
Wagner, S.

Modified Oxford NOTECHS Assessment (Oxford NOTECHS II)

This tool was designed to evaluate the non-technical skills of operating theatre teams as they perform surgery. Specifically, the Oxford NOTECHS II measures leadership and management, teamwork and cooperation, problem-solving and decision-making, and situational awareness.  Two observers (one clinical, one human factors) rate the degree to which surgical teams maintain patient safety and effective teamwork behaviors in 14 items. The results are meant to be combined with a technical performance...
Robertson, E.R.
Hadi, M.
Morgan, L.J.
Pickering, S.P
Collins, G.
New, S.
Griffin, D.
McCulloch, P.
Catchpole, K.C.

Metric for the Observation of Decision-Making (MODe)

This tool was designed to assess collaborative processes taking place within multidisciplinary team (MDT) case conferences, as members discuss the diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients.  Team members include surgeons, oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, and clinical nurse specialists.  Specifically, the MODe measures how thoroughly patient information is presented; how effectively the chair runs the meeting; and the extent to which the various specialists contribute productively to...
Lamb, B.W.
Wong, H.W.L.
Vincent, C.
Green, J.S.A.
Sevdalis, N.